Isabel Dos Santos is an African businessperson with vast experience in the management of enterprises. She is ranked among the most influential and wealthiest woman in Africa who pursued a career in Electrical Engineering and worked in several companies in Europe in management positions. Isabel is passionate about entrepreneurship and spent a considerable amount of time looking for opportunities to launch her enterprises.
Isabel’s professional background
Isabel dos Santos joined her father in Angola and got appointed as project manager for Urban 2000. Her skills and competence enabled her to advance in that position while honing her entrepreneurial skills. She was passionate about starting her enterprises, which prompted her to start a business in the hospitality sector called Miami Beach Club and restaurants in Luanda Angola.
Her business flourished well as a result of many tourists who flocked during holidays to enjoy the cool breeze at the beach and entertainment areas. Isabel was then appointed the chairperson of an energy corporation in Angola; a position which enabled her to advance her skills as she diversified her interests in the business.
Isabel Dos Santo’s Investments and philanthropic activities
Isabel has invested in various industries and fields in her country and other countries such as Portugal. She has holding companies in areas such as telecommunications, media, energy, and mining. Isabel Dos Santos has partnered with many foreign companies in the establishment of the fastest mobile operator in Angola. Her telecommunications company called Unitel has made several steps in enhancing communications and technological advancements in Angola and improve the lives of Angolans.
Isabel believes in corporate social responsibility and is also recognized philanthropy. Her companies invest in scholarships to help bright students from poor backgrounds. Her philanthropic activities focus more on the areas of education and health. She has distributed mosquito nets to many organization to aid in the fight against malaria.
Motivation speaking and inspirations
Isabel Dos Santos is a motivational speaker. She has spoken in many conferences and inspired entrepreneurs to encourage them to undertake their work with the belief that they will succeed. Isabel has shared on the importance of technological advancements in the growth of Africa. She has stated that Africa needs to invest in quality education to bridge the gaps be-tween the continent and the rest of the world.
Isabel also encourages women to take their role in Science and Technology. She states that women must do away with cultural stereotypes that they cannot do well in Sciences and Mathematics. Isabel Dos Santos points out that women must take their positions to bridge the gap in research and scientific positions with their male counterparts.